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HANDCRAFTED DESIGNER EARRINGS
Lapis Lazuli gemstone spheres in three sizes blend with small hollow stardust sterling silver beads.
earring size 2 1/2 inches
sterling silver stamped
earrings weight 18 grams
is an alternate Birthstone
for the month of September.
Lapis Lazuli is a rock, not a mineral. Lapis lazuli is formed from more than one mineral.
The finest color is intense blue, lightly dusted with small flecks of golden pyrite.
Lapis takes an excellent polish and can be made into jewelry, carvings, boxes, mosaics, ornaments, and vases. In architecture it has been used for cladding the walls and columns of palaces and churches. In ancient Egypt lapis lazuli was a favorite stone for amulets and ornaments such as scarabs; it was also used by the Assyrians and Babylonians to carve seals. Lapis jewelry has been found at excavations of the Predynastic Egyptian site Naqada (3300–3100 BC), and powdered lapis was used as eyeshadow by Cleopatra.
BLUE is the color of the sky and sea. It symbolizes trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, intelligence, faith, truth, and heaven.
Blue is considered beneficial to the mind and body. It slows human metabolism and produces a calming effect. Blue is strongly associated with tranquility and calmness. In heraldry, blue is used to symbolize piety and sincerity.
Blue is linked to consciousness and intellect.